Working-at-Home a Win-Win for Everyone
Fri, April 18, 2014 Marissa Mayer's infamous policy for Yahoo aside, telecommuting remains an important tool for reducing employee stress and increasing operational efficiency. Follow these tips to do it right.

Analysts Have Mixed Emotions in Bidding Farewell to XP
Fri, April 18, 2014 Microsoft's Windows XP has reached its end-of-support deadline, but it's not easy saying goodbye to the most dominant operating system of its time. Two Aberdeen Group analysts share their (differing) thoughts on the end of Windows XP.

The Most Profitable PC Company a Well-Kept Secret
Fri, April 18, 2014 Dell's Original Equipment Manufacturer division makes custom PCs for companies in a variety of industries. It also makes money. With sales of plain ol' out-of-the-box machines on the decline, this might point to the future of the PC.

IT Leader or IT Manager? How to Be the Best of Both

The best leaders aren't necessarily great managers and great managers aren't always leaders. Here's how to be the best of both.

Windows' New Normal Shows SaaS Ambitions

Microsoft's new updating 'normal' for Windows, a tempo that demands you apply releases within weeks, is a first step towards a service model.

BIG DATA

As data volumes grow, figuring out how to unlock value becomes important. Hadoop enables processing large data sets in a distributed environment and has become almost synonymous with big data. Here are 10 startups with solutions for unlocking big data.

CLOUD SERVICES

Cloud services can help CIOs free themselves from worrying about managing data centers, scaling capacity, configuring servers, applying security patches and other routine maintenance so they can focus on providing insight to improve the business.

HEALTHCARE IT

Building health insurance exchanges proved to be easier said than done. Here's a look at who succeeded and who failed.

CLOUD COMPUTING

More and more businesses of all sizes are storing some or all of their data in the cloud. But before you move to an online storage provider, there are some things you should know (and ask) about cloud storage and recovery.

SECURITY

The evolving nature of cyberattacks demands a more dynamic response, according to government CIOs making an effort to implement real-time, continuous monitoring and reporting for security issues.

MOBILE

Spend some time with a BlackBerry 10 device and you just might put your iPhone away for good. CIO.com contributor Paul Mah did. Here he outlines the nine steps it takes to move from an iPhone 5S to a BlackBerry Z30.

CAREERS

In their new role as brokers and consultants, CIOs will be in an even more powerful position. According to a new survey, two-thirds of C-level executives and business unit leaders expect IT to have more influence on future technology decisions.

SOCIAL MEDIA

Just because you're not posting drunken selfies doesn't mean you've got this social networking thing down. There are a number of more subtle social media mistakes that could hurt your career. Here are six to avoid.

BIG DATA

Big Data continues to heat up. These startups to watch were chosen based on third-party validation, experience and potential.

MOBILE DEVICE MANAGEMENT

It's hard to overstate the impact of Microsoft Office for iPad. Its arrival promises to change how iPads are viewed in the enterprise. Office for iPad may also crush competitive apps, shut out cloud storage providers and limit MDM vendors.

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Data Center Definitions & Solutions

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The Future-State CIO®

The Future-State CIO® will be accountable for IT function success and business process transformation by adopting a more company-external focus and concentrating on using information to drive innovation and strategic advantage in pursuit of business goals. Learn more

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Is your C-suite equipped to make the best decisions about digital-based innovation and transformation? This 12-minute survey will generate benchmarks to see if your enterprise is a digital vanguard or laggard. Take the survey.

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CIO as Pathfinder in the Digital Business Domain

Explore a new framework that positions the CIO as a pathfinder and vanguard of company-side digital activities and initiatives. Hear about the CIO's expanding new role on March 31. Register now.

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Do you have a unique leadership brand with defined goals? On March 19, join the CIO Executive Council to develop your plan of action and accelerate to the cross-functional strategic level. Register now.

IT Leadership Journey Assessment

Assess IT's relationship with business leaders with this quick self-scoring assessment. In order for IT to become a strategic business driver and game changer, the technology organization must become a trusted partner and true business peer. Learn more

Creating Your Future-State IT Leadership Team Today

A recent survey by the CIO Executive Council reveals a fundamental disconnect between current IT proficiencies such as vendor partnering and future priorities. Take a closer look to understand which leadership skills are valued. Learn more

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